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January 24, 2018

PUC launches masscontact campaign to highlight ‘Paigham-i-Pakistan’

National

January 24, 2018

Islamabad: Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) has started mass contact campaign through Friday sermons at Masajid highlighting 'Paigham-i-Pakistan', a national narrative to counter the mindset of terrorism, extremism and intolerance in the society.

The narrative 'Paigham-i-Pakistan', recently launched by President Mamnoon Hussain, consisting of a 22-point 'Fatwa' (religious decree), is signed by over 1,800 Ulema and religious scholars of all schools of thought from across the country. It rejects terrorism, extremism and sectarian hatred, and terms use of force to impose Shariah a rebellion against the state. The Pakistan Ulema Council would organise 'Paigham-i-Pakistan' conferences in various cities of the country. On the appeal of Pakistan Ulema Council, it was reiterated in sermons delivered last Friday at mosques that any armed struggle in the name of enforcement of Shariah was contrary the Islamic teachings and killing of innocent citizens on that account also had nothing to do with Islam.

The Ulema, in their sermons, called for giving constitutional cover to the 'Paigham-i-Pakistan' narrative through an act of the parliament. PUC Chairman Zahid Mehmood Qasmi, in his sermon, said peace, progress and prosperity was vital for Pakistan. Every Muslim had a religious obligation to make peaceful struggle for the enforcement of Islamic law in line with the teachings of Holy Quran and Sunnah.

Other Ulema addressing Friday congregations in Bahawalpur, Kamalia, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawatpindi, Depalpur, Multan, Shorkot, Sargodha, Okara, Burewala and Lahore, called for discouraging the forces indulged in dividing the nation on the basis of sects.